Detroit church swelled with the sound of gospel music on August 31 as family, friends, and fans of Aretha Franklin bid rousing farewell to the Queen of Soul at a funeral that featured tributes by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singer Stevie Wonder.
Others called out former United States president Bill Clinton who in some video footage appears to look Grande's back up and down repeatedly.
He went on to criticise President Trump, whose initial tribute to Franklin two weeks ago said, "she worked for me on numerous occasions". "I was like, 'How are you a real person?' It's an honor to have met her, and we're gonna celebrate her".
The multi-day celebration ending in Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday is over.
Lasting just over eight hours, the service at Greater Grace Temple encompassed numerous same elements and emotions that were hallmarks of Franklin's more than six decades on sacred and secular stages.
She grew up in a Detroit church led by her father, gospel music in her bones.
But viewers began posting images from the service when Ariana got up to sing Aretha's song (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.
"I figured out I think that the secret of her greatness was she took this massive talent, and this ideal culture that raised her, and made a decision to be the composer of her own life song", Clinton said.
Respect: The Life and Times of Aretha Franklin. After taking the podium in a glorious hat, Tyson delivered an adaptation of the poem "When Malindy Sings" by Paul Laurence Dunbar that was aptly fashioned into "When Aretha Sings".
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"I'd like to clarify that Aretha and I discussed both of us having cancer, mine was stage 1 breast cancer and hers was pancreatic", she said in a statement. On Thursday night, a sold-out tribute concert was held at Detroit's Chene Park Detroit Amphitheatre.
"Through her voice, her own voice, Aretha lifted those of millions - empowering and inspiring the vulnerable, the downtrodden, and everyone who may have just needed a little love", read his message.
'The Lord tells us where we are going and tells us when we are coming, ' Knight said.
"Nothing sounded better to me than the way my grandma sings", Victorie Franklin said. Franklin's burial site is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit alongside her Baptist minister father C.L. Franklin. We never would have known the joy that she brought to us.
He said Franklin lived "not without fear, but overcoming her fears".
Other prominent figures to address and perform and the funeral included Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, and Ariana Grande.
Her four sons and other family members face a process that could take years and will likely play out in public.
Grandson Jordan directed his remarks directly to Franklin, frequently stopping to fight back tears. Some other performers counted Aretha Franklin as a friend and colleague for many decades, like Stevie Wonder.
Actor Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, recently told the show "Good Morning Britain" that one of his favorite memories of her occurred in England. I'll miss you, my friend.